Badland Hunters: Don Lee’s Dystopian Thriller Coming to Netflix in January 2024

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Netflix is set to kick off 2024 with a bang as it introduces the highly anticipated Korean blockbuster “Badland Hunters.” Starring the renowned South Korean actor Don Lee this dystopian action film is slated for release on January 26th, 2024 promising an adrenaline-pumping adventure.

Here’s a comprehensive look at everything you need to know about “Badland Hunters” from its plot to the cast and production updates.

Netflix Release Date

Mark your calendars for January 26th, 2024 as “Badland Hunters” is set to premiere exclusively on Netflix. This announcement comes via an exclusive reveal with the Korean news network Navar.

Plot Overview

“Badland Hunters” unfolds in the aftermath of a devastating earthquake that transforms Seoul into a post-apocalyptic wasteland. Don Lee takes on the role of Nam-san a relentless wasteland hunter. Alongside him are Lee Hee Jun as Yang Gi-su, a doctor who survived the catastrophe, and Lee Jun-young portraying Nam-san’s trusted partner Choi Ji-wan. The narrative delves into a world where survival is a luxury, allegiances are volatile, and human will is tested against nature’s harshest conditions.

Cast Members

  • Don Lee (Ma Dong-seok): Renowned for roles in “Train to Busan” and MCU’s “Eternals”, Don Lee leads the cast as Nam-san.
  • Lee Hee Jun: Playing Yang Gi-su, Lee Hee Jun known for roles in dramas like “Behind Every Star” and “Vincenzo” adds depth to the ensemble.
  • Lee Jun-young: Portraying Nam-san’s partner Choi Ji-wan, Lee Jun-young brings his talent from roles in “D.P.” and “Mask Girl.”
  • Roh Jeong Eui: In an undisclosed role Roh Jeong Eui recognized for her part in “Our Beloved Summer” contributes to the film’s intrigue.

Production Status

As of the latest update “Badland Hunters” has entered the post-production phase. Initial reports suggested pre-production but now it’s confirmed that the film is in the final stages of development.


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